Haryana has recorded the highest voter turnout in any assembly election so far at 73%, while Maharashtra was about 60%, said the Election Commission on Wednesday.
“Haryana recorded a voter turnout of 73 percent which is the highest so far in any assembly election,” Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told media persons.
He said Maharashtra recorded a turnout of 54.5 percent till 5 p.m. and the figure was likely to exceed 62 percent.
In Maharashtra, the voter turnout in the 2009 assembly polls was 59.9 percent.
The poll panel said two incidents of firing were reported from Maoist-affected Gadchiroli area in Maharashtra. One CRPF trooper was injured in the firing.
In Haryana, an incident of violence was reported from Sirsa but not one was injured.
Polling ended peacefully in Maharashtra Wednesday evening, with a little over 55 percent of the state’s 8.35 crore voters exercising their franchise for the 288 assembly seats, officials said.
Voting also took place for the lone Lok Sabha by-elections for Beed parliamentary seat amidst tight security.
In Mumbai, around 48 percent of the electorate cast their votes till 5 p.m.
The fate of 4,119 candidates have been sealed in EVMs and now the focus shall be Oct 19 when the counting will take place.